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Two Study days have been arranged for 2019 - details below.

Recent Acquisitions Study Session

This event takes place on 30th March 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and will take place at St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW.

It is a Guild event being organised by Isabel Dibden Wright, isabeldibdenwright@gmail.com.

This afternoon visit will be an opportunity to view some of the recent acquisitions made to the Quilters’ Guild collection. Heather Audin, the curator, will be leading this session. We will benefit from her expertise and she will be able to give us valuable insight into the history and provenance of these pieces. It may encourage some of you to consider some research into what you are able to study during the visit.

Information on how to find The Quilters’ Guild, including a map and travel directions, can be found at www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/finding-us/

Please complete the booking form below. Spaces are limited, and we need yourbooking no later than Monday 4thMarch 2019.

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Exploring Research Study Day
This event takes place on 29th June 2019 from 10:30am to 4:00pm and will take place at St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW.

It is a Guild event being organised by BQSG Isabel Dibden Wright, isabeldibdenwright@gmail.com.

Quilts can be fascinating items to study and if you have always wondered how to go about unlocking their secrets here is your chance to find out more. This is a full day workshop on how to begin quilt research. The sessions are suitable for beginners to quilt research and those wishing to gain new ideas on research techniques or who haven’t done research for a while.

On the day you will be able to learn about different approaches to studying historic and contemporary quilts and quiltmaking practice. There will be guidance on selecting a research topic, finding information, putting quilts into context and working with museums. There will also be a practical study session with the chance to examine quilts in detailfrom The Quilters’ Guild Collection, and learn how to “read” a quilt.

The study day will be led by Isabel Dibden Wright, previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, Bridget Long, Chair of the BQSG Research Panel and Heather Audin, curator of The Quilters’ Guild Collection.

Information on how to find The Quilters’ Guild, including a map and travel directions, can be found at www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/finding-us/

Please complete the booking form below. Spaces are limited, so early booking is advisable.

(Please note: There are no facilities for refreshments on site so please bring them with you. Due to space restrictions lunch must be taken off site, but there are many places to eat nearby).

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Popular events during 2018 have been:-

2018 SEMINAR AT THE COPTHORNE HOTEL, CULVERHOUSE CROSS 26 – 28 OCTOBER

The Research Group are busy ensuring we have a stimulating mix of papers and presentations from external speakers for our seminar in BQSG’s twentieth anniversary year.

As mentioned in January’s Culcita, our study sessions will be at St Fagans National Museum of History during the afternoon of Friday 26 October, led by the Principal Curator, leaving time during the morning to visit the interesting and comprehensive outdoor section of the Museum, should you wish, or for travelling.
The seminar will be held at the Copthorne Hotel, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff CF5 6DH which is the nearest residential venue to St Fagans Museum (1.6 miles). Facilities include a gym, indoor pool, free wi-fi and modern in-room facilities. Browsing ‘Copthorne Hotel Cardiff’ will give images of rooms and location.

May we encourage you to book early, please. This really does help with ensuring relevant catering and seminar facilities/needs can be accommodated. The 135- roomed hotel has some 200 parking spaces and a lake-side setting to the rear. A location map will be sent on receipt of your booking.

Please note that the latest date by which we must have received your booking and payment is Friday 7 September to ensure we meet hotel requirements.

Your Committee looks forward to welcoming you to Wales for this years’ seminar which promises to be another stimulating, interesting and engaging event – and of course the chance to catch up with all your many BQSG chums.


JULY 2018

BQSG Quilt Research Study Day

Saturday 14th July 2018 10.00am. - 4.00pm. 
 
Manchester Conference Centre
, Sackville Street, Manchester M13BB

                                                                                                     
This study day is for those who have attended an introductory quilt research study day or have experience of research, and would like to take their research further.

Many of you who have attended the study days that the BQSG have held previously have enjoyed them and have wanted to begin researching, or to continue with a project that has been put on the ‘back burner’ for all sorts of reasons. So we have decided to run a follow-on study day on 14th July in Manchester to encourage you to get going! As you all know your research into our quilting heritage is the life blood of the British Quilt Study Group, and excellent work has been done by our members in the past. The annual seminars and Quilt Studies will not exist without presentations and papers by you, our members.The study day will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre, which is a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly. There is also a multi storey car park adjacent, and parking is only £2.00 for the whole day at weekends. (A bargain! ) There will be tea/coffee in the morning and afternoon, please either bring a packed lunch, or there are places nearby where you can eat lunch. If you do need to stay overnight there are many hotels in the area, and the Manchester Conference Centre is a part of the Pendulum Hotel.The cost will be £40 for Quilters’ Guild members and £55 for non members. 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

BQSG Introduction to Quilt Research Study Day

Saturday 1st September 2018 10.30am. - 4.00pm.

The Quilters' Guild Headquarters, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Quilts can be fascinating items to study and if you have always wondered how to go about unlocking their secrets here is your chance to find out more. This is a full day workshop on how to begin quilt research. The sessions are suitable for beginners to quilt research and those wishing to gain new ideas on research techniques or who haven’t done research for a while.

On the day you will be able to learn about different approaches to studying historic and contemporary quilts and quiltmaking practice. There will be guidance on selecting a research topic, finding information, putting quilts into context and working with museums. There will also be a practical study session with the chance to examine quilts in detailfrom The Quilters’ Guild Collection, and learn how to “read” a quilt.

The study day will be led by Isabel Dibden Wright, previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, Bridget Long, Chair of the BQSG Research Panel and Heather Audin, curator of The Quilters’ Guild Collection.

Information on how to find The Quilters’ Guild offices, including a map and travel directions, can be found at www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/finding-us/

(Please note: There are no facilities for refreshments on site so please bring them with you. Due to space restrictions lunch must be taken off site, but there are many places to eat nearby).